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B-24 Liberator #42-40738 'The Oklahoman' and crew.
Standing (L-R)
S/Sgt. George "The Greek" Triantafillos - Tail Turret Gunner S/Sgt. George B. "Doc" Farrell - Radio Operator ( replaced Sgt. Flatter)
T/Sgt. C. Lowell Vick - Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner S/Sgt. Wiley C. Windham - Right Waist Gunner S/Sgt. Bernard H. Shelley - Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. William L. Wilhelm - Left Waist Gunner Lt. Walter J. "Stabo" Stabrowski - Navigator Lt. Elden N. "Neil" Colby - Co-Pilot (Shortly after this photo, Neil got his own crew and was shot down in late December, 1943. He spent the remainder of the war as a POW) Lt. John C. "Jack" Martin - Pilot Lt. Robert C. "Bob" Schroeder - Bombardier

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

Aircraft

  • 42-40738 'The Oklahoman'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 Liberator bomber, SN #42-40738, named 'The Oklahoman' was in the 566th Bomb Squadron, the 389th Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force from Britain. The pilot, Lt. Jack Martin, who named 'The Oklahoman', was, appropriately, from Tosamingo,...

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Date Contributor Update
29 April 2015 10:30:48 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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http://home.comcast.net/~skyscorpions/389_ploesti.htm

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2015 17:45:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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